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Alex Lynn

Alex Lynn is a reporter for Private Equity International. Based in London, Alex's primary focus is European private equity fundraising. Prior to PEI, he wrote for a number of publications in the specialist lending sector.
Succession

On the minds of GPs: succession fears

Nearly one-third of professionals anticipate a succession-led key person event at their firm in the next five years, according to research by Investec.

PE will start adopting VC’s fund terms

More venture capital-like fund terms could be bad news for limited partners.

High asset prices threaten GP fee revenues – report

Compressed exit multiples could have a material impact on performance fee income, according to tech platform Cobalt.

Europe: Home of the no-fault divorce clause

US funds often offer a no-fault suspension of the investment period, which is relatively rare in European funds, according to a report from MJ Hudson.

What happens when subscription credit lines turn sour

SocGen’s dispute with some Abraaj LPs over an unpaid facility could have far-reaching consequences for the fund finance industry.

Abraaj dispute prompts lenders to close fund finance loophole

Banks are changing the way security notices are issued to LPs following the firm's collapse.

DATA SNAPSHOT: Endowments and foundations grow more concerned over fees

Two-fifths of the investors said fees are a greater concern than ever due to more muted return expectations, according to NEPC data.

What LPs consider a fair management fee

LPs expect a $5bn private equity fund to charge a 1.23% management fee, according to research from Asante Capital.

Ineffective GP-LP reporting ‘hurts’ private equity

Complexity, opacity and a lack of standardization have slowed efforts to improve reporting, a conference has heard.

Crestline: Better documentation of portfolio finance in LPAs

Provisions to allow this kind of borrowing are becoming better documented in LPAs, the co-head of Crestline's portfolio finance vehicle tells PEI.

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